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Dec 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
and her husband of just three weeks elytte barbour came out and spoke in an interview in he defense. here's what he said. >> that was malicious whatsoever. i believe that she was attacked and that under those circumstances she took the necessary measures to defend herself. >> reporter: miranda barbour was arrested first and charged with criminal homicide and then police arrested her husband elytte barbour and charged him with criminal homicide. he put a rope around laferrara's neck to keep his head from moving while his wife stabbed him. police say that elytte barbour has also said that he and his wife just wanted to kill. they had tried before, and they had not been able to, fred. >> wow! those are horrible details. so this couple -- is there any sort of track record or is this a first-time offense? do we know anything about whether there are other investigations involving them? >> reporter: fred, we know that they were new to the area. they had just moved here from north carolina a few weeks ago. police are focused on the investigation here in pennsylvania right now, but we do know that
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Dec 9, 2013 3:30pm PST
a limited number of defense budget, wouldn't you rather see it spent at pearl harbor on real folks in the front lines than seeing it spent in thepentagon? every i.t. as it relates t obamca, relates to the defense partnt theyave a terrible procurement, wouldn't you -- speaking as an alum news of the armed services committee, as i am, i've had precisely those kinds of not arguments, but discussions, to how do we really advance the strategic interests of is the united states in terms of the pentagon. and often we got involved in programs, particularly in the acquisition of capital assets, planes and ships and combat systems, that got into the billions of dollars which actually undermined our readine readiness, in my estimation, and undermined or capacity to be able to respond to whatever military emergency was there. so not only do i not argue with that, i think we existed in an atmosphere in the armed services committee, when i was privileged to serve with you, where republicans and democrats did work to do exactly that. the atmosphere in the congress now, i'm sorry to say, from your
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Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
in new orleans with held evidence from his defense team that would have kept him from going to prison all together. his story begins in january 1985 when thompson was charged with the murder of a white hotel executive. back then, thompson was just 22 with two children. after thompson's picture made front page news, three white teenagers came forward accusing him of carjacking them weeks before. so prosecutors charged him with robbery and got a conviction. a month later, they used that carjacking conviction to prove he had a violent history and convinced a jury to sentence him to death in the murder case. now keep in mind, there was no forensic evidence linking thompson to either crime, no fingerprints on the gun, none of his blood at the scene. and thompson didn't even match the description of the killer witnesses described. >> the murder happened december the 6th, 1984. this arrest happened six days after the murder had happened. so they are looking for a man 6 feet tall medium bald with a bald head. >> a bald head. >> bald head. >> reporter: you have a full head of hair. >> i have a ful
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Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
a mountain to his death. what her defense team is saying about the circumstances surrounding this strange case, coming up next. play close. good and close. discover the new way to help keep teeth clean and breath fresh. new beneful healthy smile food and snacks. he'll love the crunch of the healthy smile kibbles. you'll love how they help clean. with soft, meaty centers, and teeth cleaning texture healthy smile snacks help keep a shine on his smile. it's dental that tastes so good. new beneful healthy smile food and snacks. [ chicken caws ] [ male announcer ] when your favorite food starts a fight, fight back fast with tums. heartburn relief that neutralizes acid on contact and goes to work in seconds. ♪ tum, tum tum tum tums! >>> checking top stories, 11 more pilot whales have been found dead in florida, that brings to 22 the number that have died in the last week there. officials believe the whales are part of a pod of 51 whales. scientists are working to find out what is killing them. >>> bob filner is in court to face sentencing for kissing and grabbing three women. filner resigned
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Dec 4, 2013 2:00am PST
that the two sisters frondly used saatchi credit cards. charles saatchi was asked questions by the defense from e-mails he sent to lawson in october. in that e-mail he writes of her daily drug use, and he says that he allowed the sisters to spend as they liked. he explained to the court at the time he wrote that e-mail, he was very upset, distraught, heartbroken over the breakdown of their marriage. he was simply speculating to the sisters' defense saying that nigella lawson to his knowledge has never used drugs. we have yet to hear from nigella lawson. she's never responded to any of these allegations. she's expected to testify later today, zoraida. >> what a mess. you started out saying this is a p.r. nightmare for nigella. once this trial is over, what's next for her? >> reporter: well, once the trial is over, she is expected to appear during the second season of the abc show "the taste." there also has been media reports of a planned tell-all interview to oprah. but her spokesperson tells me that is simply not going to happen. still remains to be seen the long-term effects of some of the al
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Dec 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
the couple got into an argument while off the park. he went over a cliff. so the defense says it as self defense. what should they decide >> and finally she said i pushed him with both hands from behind. that is an easy case. the tough part from the prosecution here is shoe she looked like. she looked like the girl next door. they are going to be hard pressed to say that a seemingly nice woman could be so evil. >> look, the so called confession did not exactly carry the day with the judge in this days. the judge let her out on bond. there have been reporting that it was not even tape recorded. the reality of it is wondy is correct. you get a presumption of innocence when you get a pretty white female. that is to be contafts if you are an african-american male. so the prosecution i think has an uphill battle in this case. i would not surprise me to see a lesser charge in this case. go ahead real quick. >> let me make a point mark represented a dream date and we know what the jury did there they got over it. >> he was a male i've probably represented 7 females charged with murder and not o
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Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
week with china's claim of an airplane defense identification zone over these islands. >>> accusations this morning against syrian president bashar. the human rights chief says massive evidence collected over the course of the 33-month-old conflict in syria indicates asawed sad in war crimes and crimes against humanity. cnn's frederik pleitgen is following this for us and live in damascus. does this report name bashar al assad specifically? >> reporter: it doesn't name him specifically but does implicate him. the report says that these war crimes and crimes against humanity go all the way to the top levels of the syrian government, including responsibility for the office of the head of state and that is bashar al assad and a strong statement the united nations is making. the deputy foreign minister came out and said they give no credibility to this report whatsoever. they said, quote, pela who is the u.n. human rights chief has talked to, quote, nonsense in the past and they are sort of trying to brush this off but it is something will carry a lot of weight internationally. the united
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Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
a day. helping protect your business, is our business. adt. always there. >>> the defense secretary chuck hagel arrived in pakistan today for talks on security and u.s. drone strikes. pakistan is pushing the u.s. to halt the drone strikes while the u.s. is urging pakistan to keep supply routes into afghanistan open. during a stop over the weekend in afghanistan, the defense secretary visited u.s. troops, thanked them for their service. he did not, repeat not meet with the afghan president hamid karzai who apparently didn't invite him in for coffee despite what the u.s. has done in afghanistan over these years, spending hundreds of billions of dollars, losing thousands of troops. i was pretty shocked that hagel, the defense secretary of the united states, was not apparently invited by president hamid karzai for a meeting. it's pointed though because the afghan leader has delayed signing a security agreement to extend the u.s. military troop presence in afghanistan for another ten years. hagel downplayed the significance of not meeting with karzai and says at afghan defense minister a
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Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
and japan, south korea is expanding its air defense zone to include airspace over the east china sea. beijing and tokyo have already claimed that space as its own. it comes two weeks after it controlled the airspace over a string of islands that both japan and china claim as its own territory. >>> a multi-engine salute for actor paul walker. thousands of fans turned up at the california crash site where the "fast & furious" star lost his life. fans and friends alike showing up, driving high end performance vehicles in honor of the two men who were both car enthusiasts. >>> a bit of a k-9 crime streevenlth cato from south carolina got off his leash and headed straight to the dollar store. he got in not once, twice, soon after items were missing, conveniently pig ears, beef bones, dog treats. he took his lifted items and buried them monita. he greeted the officers which kess. >> is he going to serve jail time? >> i think he got a little private time to think about his crime in the dog house. >> right. >>> oh, will is chris dancing away. how beautiful. look at that tribute. >> reporter:
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Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
to diffuse attention. they announce an air defense zone, the u.s. saying a unilateral move that could lead to a wider conflict between these two economic power houses. biden will have to walk a tight rope in pressuring the chinese to dial back some of the rhetoric but also can't push too far. it's unlikely they'll go away from this zone, which they announced around two weeks ago. michaela? >> david, important meetings to be sure. thank you. the white house is prepared to negotiate a limited nuclear enrichment program for iran as long as the country holds up to its end of an international deal to curtail it's nuclear capabilities under rigorous global monitoring. the white house cautioned the program applies only to the nation's peaceful energy needs. the statement comes days after iranian president hassan rouhani announced to plan to go ahead with the program. >>> witnesses say a pair crashed into one another, about 300 feet up, collapsing their parachutes and sending them plummeting to the ground. a third skydiver was injured but there's no word about the exact type of injuries sustained.
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Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
minutes. 7 minutes. defense, defense, defense. this is it. this is our destiny. >> ought only did the 1959 rugby world cup produce the nations host title. it was once used as a springbird by then president nelson mandela to try to develop a united post south africa. mandela appreciated the impact sports was capable of and a premier home event held in his homeland was just the vehicle he needed. in 2009, a hollywood production of "invictus" was presented by clint eastwood to inspire change by rugby. >> this is a story about a man who went his own way even though a lot of people advised him against it and were objected to his getting involved with using a sport to kind of bring about reunification and it worked. it workled. it's a wonderful moment in south african history. >> reporter: the movie stars matt damon who plays francois piinaar. freeman believes since that 1995 tournament the nation has gone from strength to strength. >> i think what they learned on that day was that together they could do anything. if they pull together there was nothing they couldn't do. the entire country so ha
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Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
generals of the south african defense force escort him up as a guard of honor, i said look what i've lived to see. these owners of the power of the state pledging their allegiance and providing a guard of honor to their new president who happens to be black. a peaceful transfer of power. and then at that very first moment of the inauguration, he started to show what he was going to do with respect to reconciliation by having his jailers in the front row and as he said so often, i will not secretory because because if i did that, my mind would still be in prison. so he's gone physically but his presence will be with us in generations to come. >> you were a national security advisor to a president, charp of the joint chiefs of staff. secretary of state. attending that inauguration nelson mandela in south africa in 1994, where does that rank among the thrills of your career? >> one of the top. i mean i was retired then. i was just a retired gi and i was privileged to be invited by president clinton and haven't gore and then first lady clinton to be part of the delegation and it rated at one o
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Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
day of testimony. during the testimony, she faced more allegations from the defense of habitual cocaine use, claiming she kept the drug inside her jewelry box, defense also claiming a drug dealer would come to her house, claims she responded to by saying, quote, i have never known or seen a drug dealer in my life. i was given them. she also went on to say, quote, people who are regular cocaine users do not look like this. gesturing at her body and face. now, during yesterday's testimony, she did admit to having used the drug cocaine on two separate life phases, troubling times during her life but she's not a habitual drug use somewhere not a drug at dig. also went on to talk about she never at point allowed the defendants to use the saatchi credit cards at their leisure saying, quote, there were not written down rule but was they were not for personal use unless directed now the prosecution in this case alleging the sisters charged over a million dollars fraudulently to the saatchi credit cards. the sisters denying those charges, pointing to lawson's habitual drug abuse saying s
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Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
about china's new air defense zone in the east china sea. biden actually said he was deeply concerned that beijing wants the u.s., japan, south korea and everyone else for that matter to notify it if planes fly through this extended 600-mile air space. the vice president meets with china's president she ping on wednesday. >> after being on defense for two months on obama care, the white house is now playing offense. the president was battered for two months with bad publicity over the failures of the health care.gov website. >> the white house says it's now time to promote the president's signature health care plan now that the website's fixed and apparently running pretty well. >> that's what they say. that it's running smoothly, but republicans who opposed the health care program came out swinging against the administration's efforts to renew hope in obama care. >> it's not just a broken website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan, and if that isn't enough, they're having to pay higher prices a
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Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
up next to him, moved back, moved up and shot him. he was shot in cold blood, no chance of self-defense. he is a chemistry teacher at the international school in benghazi. benghazi has been getting increasingly dangerous. i was in libya just two months ago and at that time, westerners were being evacuated from hotels because it was so dangerous. but why was ronnie smith running on a road in benghazi? he must have felt to a degree that it was safe. well liked by his students, we're told there. >> what have we learned so far about ronnie smith, this teacher with a wife and child? >> reporter: you know, he's got a young son, a wife. he's well-liked by his students. many of them have been posting messages on social media websites saying that they like him, that he was one of the reasons they came to class, he inspired them, they liked him because he had come to libya. the principal at the school said he was a very sweet man. every indication that he was all those around him liked him, jake. >> thanks so much. i want to turn to paul. american born al qaeda spokesman adam gadan recently calle
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Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
defense. auburn, obviously, two emotional wins. but watch out for michigan. i think they could change the landscape of what happens today, and obviously, this is the last year we're going to have the bcs determine who's going to go to the national championship. so after this year, it will go down to a four-team playoff, something fans have been waiting for, but this is the last year the computer picks who will be in the big game. >> and the turnaround, we did not like it when we were rooting for auburn. we got tweets about that. none of them is my team, so i'll jump to your camp. >> the twitter trash-talking has begun already, before the game. joe carter, thank you. >> thank you, joe. >>> a message from speaker john boehner. be more sensitive. he's talking to his fellow republicans about certain candidates. >> that's right. we're going to explain straight ahead. [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. with 7 antioxidants to support cell health. o
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Dec 8, 2013 5:00am PST
over the defense for the touchdown en route to victory. highlights, upsets from all of saturday's big games. that's coming up. >>> plus, exploring mandela's message of forgiveness. we're going to talk about what it means to forgive. and if it matters why you choose to do it. ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ [ male announcer ] the beautifully practical and practically beautiful cadillac srx. get the best offers of the season now. lease this 2014 srx for around $349 a month. during the season's best event from cadillac. ♪ see, i knew testosterone could affect sex drive, but not energy or even my mood. that's when i talked with my doctor. he gave me some blood tests... showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% testosterone gel. the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor
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Dec 9, 2013 2:00am PST
went nuclear blowing up the rules over filibusters. on a defense spending bill before the holiday break in two weeks, it is not clear if republicans might turn to other procedural moves to try to slow down the democrats and getting some of the stuff through. >>> in the meantime, we could see a federal budget before the week is out. house and senate negotiators are set to close a budget deal the first in two years. . "the washington post" says it would roll back some of the cuts and take action to reduce the deficits. overall it may not be the grand bargain some were hoping for. negotiators have been trying to find common ground since october as part of the grooemted thagre end the government shutdown. >>> so south africa. the nation and the world gather to remember nelson mandela. sunday was a national day of prayer in south africa with millions paying their respects to the former president. the preparations are now under way for a memorial service that will bring dozens of world leaders, including president obama, to south africa starting today. robin kurnow is outside mandela's home t
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Dec 8, 2013 3:00am PST
there heurdling over defense, touchdown, victory. highlights, upsets for all of saturday's big games. >> detained in north korea for more than a month, now an american war veteran returns home to the u.s. as a free man. we'll hear from him in his own words. , and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand. [knock] no one was at home, but on the kitchen table sat three insurance policies. the first had lots of coverage. the second, only a little. but the third was... just right! bear: hi! yeah, we love visitors. that's why we moved to a secluded house in the middle of the wilderness. just the right coverage at just the right price. coverage checker from progressive. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. with 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day me
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Dec 4, 2013 10:00am PST
it out to me, the president did offer again another stout defense of obama care. he said that republicans owe it to americans to say not just what they're against but what they're for, and on that front, wolf, we should also mention that i an source familiar with enrollment numbers did confirm to cnn within the last couple hours that they enrolled 29,000 people in the first two days since december 1st when the website was supposed to be working for the vast majority of people. 29,000 people. that's more than the number of people that enrolled in october. it's an indication the administration says now that they have the website working at least better, that that enrollment number is starting to accelerate rapidly and they feel like that's going to make up some of the ground they lost during the botched rollout of obama care. >> we'll hear more from the president in the coming days. he's on a major pr offensive right now. jim, thanks very much. jim an costas reporting from the white house. >>> coming up later this hour, by the way, the autopsy results on the actor paul walker who died in a
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Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
defense zone over the east china sea. they also talked about the nuclear issue. no word if he was able to confirm if he sacked his uncle. i spoke with jon huntsman who left that post to seek the republican nomination in 2012. i asked him what he made of biden's diplomatic efforts. >> so his language chosen is deeply concerning. >> yeah, that's the terminology. a lot of what goes on with our ally japan and korea to some extent is absolutely critical at this point. and the language used, i think was appropriate given the circumstances. now it will play out in beijing. the new leader of china was asked who we got to know on a personal level. xi was vice president before he was president of china. it's quite unusual for the head of china to accord this amount of time to the president of the united states. so he is giving him a private dinner, he spent two hours with him in a bilateral meeting. so that is taking us all in a direction that defines parameters around the drama playing out in the east china sea. how do you get them talking? how do you build confidence and greater trust between
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Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
neighbors by creating an air defense identification zone that extends over japan's senkaku islands which china claims as its territory. what is the u.s. saying about it? >> we the united states are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. >> let's bring in john hunltsman, the former ambassador to china he will served during the first two years of the obama administration. mr. ambassador, mr. governor, thank you. vice president's language specifically chosen, deeply concerned. is that strong enough? >> well, i think that's appropriate terminology. it was spoken in tokyo where coordinating a lot of what goes on in the region with our ally, japan, and also with korea to some extent is absolutely critical at this point. and the language used was appropriate given the circumstances. now it will all play out in beijing as he meets with the new leader of china who he got to know on a personal level when they were vice presidents together. she served as vice president before becoming president of china. so they have a preexisting relationship.
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Dec 5, 2013 2:00am PST
is voicing the u.s.'s deep concern over china's null declared defense zone over the east china sea. the vice president telling the leader the u.s. will not recognize that zone. >> china's recent and sudden announcement of the establishment of new air defense identification zone has, to state the obvious, caused significant apprehension in the region. i was very direct about our firm position and our expectations in my conversations with president ji. >> both japan and china claim to have sovereignty over that disputed region. >>> according to documents from nsa leaker edward snowden the agency is gathering close to 5 billion records every day on the whereabouts of cell phones worldwide. that means the nsa can track the movements of individuals and map their relationships as well. the agency's database can reportedly store information about hundreds of millions of devices. >>> president obama is turning his attention no to income and equality. he says the federal deficit is under control and doesn't present a serious threat to the economy but he says the gap between the rich and the poor is a
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Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
defense identification zone. >> this is a noaa acceptance of china's requirements. >> reporter: the u.s. insists it will continue flying military aircraft through the chinese zone and has begun a long-plan deployment of advance p8 reconnaissance aircraft to japan that can carry torpedos, missiles, bombs and mines. the u.s. is already calling on china not to establish yet another restriction zone and biden arrives in beijing on wednesday to talk to chinese leaders about all of this. michaela? >> thank you for that. >>> let's take a look at the other headlines, beginning with breaking news. firefighters are battling a massive eight-alarm fire in boston. it engulfed a five-story commercial building in the innovation district. the building was reportedly being renovated. there are some reports that the fire got so intense, crews were ordered out of the building. no word on whether anyone was inside when the fire broke out. so far, no reports of injuries. >>> a public health alert in hong kong, the first human case of a new type of bird flu has been reported there after killing dozens in c
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Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
a new number, too. not only is kristine fox the first woman to be poinld the deputy secretary of defense, she has a former claim to fame in the 80s blockbuster top gun. she is the real life charlie. here she is played by kelly mcgillis, of course. >> when i fly, i'll have you know my crew and my plane come first. >> i'm going on finish my sentence. >> i'm sure the film makers were taking a little creative license with the tom cruise romance but we know that fox was assigned as the civilian for the fighter weapons school known as top gun in the 1980s. fast forward to say. her receive life boss said she is a brilliant defense thinker and proven manager. fox is replacing until a permanent replacement is found. >>> the obama care publicity tour. the president launch ad three-week tour to 200 ttout it. >> i need to you spread the word about its protections, how folks can sign up, tell your friends, tell your family, do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. because it is working better now and it will keep working better over time. >> republicans are not buying this sal
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Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
behind bars. it took 25 years but dna evidence finally reveals what morton's defense attorneys always believed to be true, that morton was innocent. >> i don't keep the files of all the cases i have tried. i kept michael's file. michael's case was different. on almost every level, particularly emotional level with me. you can't afford to -- when you try criminal cases, you have to leave a little bit of your own blood on the floor in front of the jury or they will see through you. but you can't afford to carry it around with you for very long. but i did with michael. and it really got me down. >> with the help of the innocence project and a team of local pro bono lawyers, michael martin, look at that, was finally exonerated. he and his attorney are now good friends. we are talking about this incredible moment. you met michael morton in 2005? >> yes, ma'am. >> you ultimately got the news you all wanted seven years later? >> june, 2011, we filed a motion for dna testing in february, 2005. >> it took that many years? >> i was really surprised by the degree of opposition we faced. we were
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Dec 7, 2013 6:30am PST
of high school don't have the skills. the defense complex complains they don't have enough american-born skilled math and scientists physicists. this is a american security issue, yet you find the paralysis on figuring out how to do it. >> there are great experimental things going on. the other conversation is do you really need college anymore? you have the opposite -- >> people have the conversation of a college degree. >> the answer is yes. >> you look and say yes, you do. there are only so many jobs and it takes a college graduate. >> mark zuckerberg. >> exactly. that is where you can be an entrepreneur. bill gates and many of them actually dropped out of college or whatever they did and were able to use their brain power and hard work to harness an economy for the future. not everybody is bill gates or mark zuckerberg. i'm fascinated by shanghai is doing one of the best in education. we know in europe that poland is. to me, it seems these are the aspirational countries. these are the countries that want to punch above their way and join the developed world and economies. i'm su
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Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
. jury selection for jordan lynn grand began just a short time ago. both the prosecution and the defense agree that grand pushed her husband of all of eight days to his death. in glacier national park. the question for jurors is this. will her act be deemed as murder or was it an accident caused by self-defense? cody johnson disappeared july 7th. four days later, gram led friends and relatives to a popular spot in the park where they found johnson's body. >>> and susan boyle, you remember her. the soft-spoken scott charmed her way into our hearts when she became a reality tv sensation basically over night. ♪ i dreamed a dream of time gone by ♪ >> still gives me goosebumps. now the hit recording artist has made a major revelation. she told the observer newspaper she was diagnosed last year with the development disorder asperger's syndrome. this is significant because when she was a child, doctors said she suffered from brain damage. let's talk about this with our medical correspondent, elizabeth cohen. what is asperger's syndrome, and what does this mean for her as far as this revised
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Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
headlines, vice president joe biden says china's new air defense zone over the east china sea is causing significant apprehension. he's in beijing meeting with the country's top leaders. biden says he expressed washington's firm position and expectations regarding the zone. the air space is over a disputed island chain claimed by both china and japan. biden will be heading to seoul, the last stop on his asian tour. >>> john kerry is meeting with benjamin netanyahu. kerry will try to push the mideast peace process forward and meet with president mahmoud abbas in the west bank later today. >>> new developments in the massive yarnell hill fire. it killed 19 elite firefighters last year. it accused the administration of forestry of failing to have a proper plan to combat that forest fire. they've been fined more than $500,000 for workplace violations during the tragedy and has 15 days to appeal. >>> they've wrapped up the rape investigation of jameis winston. a news conference is scheduled to are this afternoon. winston is a leading candidate for the heisman trophy. many voters are waiting t
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Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm PST
. the fact she lied to authorities then, how damaging is that for her defense? >> well, look, if she was part of that conspiracy, which has to be proven, and there was an on going conspiracy to conceal it, that could be bad for her. but she needs to fight the theory of conspiracy and she needs to cling to two legal concepts like a life raft. one of those is mere presence. if she was merely present and didn't participate at all, she could avoid liability. the other thing that could shock people is we don't have a general duty the report crimes, like murder, merely because we know they happened. she needs to cling to those. practically a jury might have trouble believing if the prosecution can come up with additional evidence. if she was merely present and reluctantly so, she may have a legal argument there. >> danny, if you're witness to a crime that's been committed, she was witness to the alleged rapist chopped up in the head and still talking, she was aware a crime had be committed against him and didn't do anything about it, that's legal? >> absolutely. as long is there's no special duty.
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Dec 4, 2013 6:00am PST
september the e-mail, adding he was simply speculating as to what the sisters defense would be at trial adding that at no point in time did he ever see my bell ni lawson do drugs. >> thanks so much. >>> still to come, chilling details about the crash that killed paul walker. casey wian is following that story for you. >> reporter: there is new video released that raises new questions about how paul walker and his friend died. farmers presents: fifteen seconds of smart. so you want to drive more safely? stop eating. take deep breaths. avoid bad weather. [ whispers ] get eight hours. ♪ [ shouts over music ] turn it down! and, of course, talk to farmers. hi. hi. ♪ we are farmers bum - pa - dum, bum - bum - bum - bum ♪ >>> there are disturbing new details about the car crash that took the life of paul walker and his friend. the two were inside the mangled car for about one minute before the car burst in to flames. and in the video you'll see a lamp post crash down. it's already happened actually. and then a tree shake as the car hits it. and then after about one minute, faint gray smo
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Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
's president. biden said he has deep concerns about china's new air defense zone. the two men talked privately for two hours and he reportedly reiterated the opposition to the zone. he openly criticized china's crackdown on journalists. >>> toronto mayor rob ford tried to buy a damaging video from suspected criminals with a offer of 5,000 bucks and a car, according to reported phone conversations between the suspects, all part of a police investigation. ford is calling the claim on sports radio this morning an outright lie. >> that's an outright lie and number two, you can talk to my lawyers about it, but i'm here to talk football, guys. if you want to talk football i'll talk football. if you want to talk about other things then i'll unfortunately have to let you go. >> as of this moment, ford has not been charged in any crime. today at 2:00 p.m. eastern we're expecting to find out if jameis winston will face prosecution. he's accused of sexual assault. the prosecutor will make an announcement later this afternoon. winston is considered a favorite to win the heisman strovy. >>> the massive arc
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Dec 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
-do list has a lot of things still on it. confirming a fed chair. passing a farm bill. passing a defense bill. then the budget. they only have until mid january in order to avoid another shutdown. we will go to lz first. we know that the president is blamed. dem krts and republicans. are we due to this permanent paralysis in washington because taxpayers are getting fed up. >> this is what the taxpayers voted for. if you remember, congress was one of the most productive in u.s. history. they passed a lot of bills. what was the response? the tea party got in. you have 63 republicans take seats in 2010. since then we had this grinding halt. this is what the american people voted for. not sure if they knew this would be the buy product of it. but this is the chain. they had one of the most productive congresss. all democrats. voted in the tea party and this is what you have. amy, what about all the things that congress did spend time on. things the government shutdown, back and forth over the stalled judicial nominees, repeated house bills design to repeal obama care. so much. we saw so much
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >> reporter: he says it was the national defense authorization act that got him fired up. he read about the government's plan to add six bases for drone testing and invest $23 billion into new unmanned aerial vehicles. the faa says thousands of drones could be flying over our heads by 2020. the idea of eyes in the skies he says is not the american way. his message to the government? not to my back yard. so steele drafted a drone-hunting ordinance that goes up for a vote tomorrow. a yes vote would give residents the go ahead to shoot down a drone that comes within 1,000 feet of their homes. >> reporter: but you don't want people to take this seriously? >> of course i want them to take it seriously. >> reporter: steele insists he's thought of everything. the ordinance specifies the kinds of ammunition and weapons you can use and put as bounty on recovered drone parts. $25 for the fuse ladies and gentlemen or wing --. >> it's a federal offense to destroy government property. >> reporter: despite opposition, steele's idea has found support. >> i would shoot a drone down if it's peering in m
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Dec 2, 2013 9:00am PST
, amid new tensions here in the asia-pacific region. as far as china's announcement of an air defense identification zone over disputed territory between china and japan. well, last week, the united states got involved flying unarmed b-52 bombers over the area along with several japanese surveillance planes. the chinese responded by scrambling fighter jets. vice president biden hopes to not only defuse tensions but also reaffirm america's commitment to the region. anna coren, cnn, tokyo. >> here's a look how biden's week is set to play out. tomorrow in japan, he'll meet with the prime minister there. then on wednesday the vice president heads to china where he is expected to discuss the air space dispute and then on thursday, biden travels to south korea where he will be briefed on the nuclear situation with north korea. then the haven't heads home. so yes, a pretty busy week. >> a lot to talk about, too. boy, well a ray of hope for a pair of americans being held captive in north korea. a look at a new call free the men, plus we're going to hear from the sister of one of those being h
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Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
defense and swatting at flies and believing we are preordained to heart disease and diabetes. i was that way, too. instead, it's this idea we can't optimize ourselves and we are nowhere near that right now. none of the other stuff, would unless we focus on some of that. that's within us. that's what i meant by that. >> that's a good point. all of these points are excellent points. i want viewers to go to cnn.com, read the entire article and learn important ob potentially life-saving information. thanks very much. >>> so forget the crowds and the brawls at the stores. today, the focus shifts to online shopping. i want to tell you which retailers are pinning their hopes on a big cyber monday. and she's not exactly tidy. even if she gets a stain she'll wear it for a week straight. so i use tide to get out those week old stains and downy to get it fresh and soft. since i'm the one who has to do the laundry. i do what any expert dad would do. i let her play sheriff. i got 20 minutes to life. you are free to go. [ dad ] tide and downy. great on their own, even better together. [ dad ]
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Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
concerns about the air defense zone and push for more dialogue to ease the tensions. >>> coming up on "the lead," they went from rivals to besties but if hillary clinton does decide to run in 2016, will her friendship with the president be over? i don't just make things for a living i take pride in them. so when my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis was also on display, i'd had it. i finally had a serious talk with my dermatologist. this time, he prescribed humira-adalimumab. humira helps to clear the surface of my skin by actually working inside my body. in clinical trials, most adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis saw 75% skin clearance. and the majority of people were clear or almost clear in just 4 months. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure have occurred. before starting humira, your doctor should test you for tb. ask your
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Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm PST
falls asleep, that's a crime. as far as i can tell. >> but he may have a defense in there somewhere. i don't note legal arguments. but we do know that there was a lever or something inside the cab knowning cab known as the dead man's control. >> explain about that. >> it's a system by if the driver does have let's say a heart attack or major medical problem or falls asleep that he loses physical control and therefore he releases the control of this lever or pedal or whatever it is which automatically brings a train to a stop. the fact that didn't happen, this is really a legal question, would he therefore be able to say i wasn't really asleep? because if i was this thing would have automatically activated. >> i don't know if that helps him or if it hurts him. it sounds to me like he was not entirely asleep, he was in some level of consciousness. >> let me bring in a sleep specialist, michael bruce author of "the sleep doctor's diet plan". can you explain, a, what does this sound like to you? this term nodding off, does that mean somebody's asleep? >> well, it can. and then again it may
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Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
.s. does not recognize china's newly declared air defense zone over that disputed area and that the u.s. has deep concerns about the situation that this is about as delicate as a regional situation can get. yesterday, biden assured japanese leaders that he would push china over the issue. >> we will, the united states, are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. this action has raised regional tensions and increased the risk of accidents and miscalculation. >> and that is the big fear, of course. this dispute could put tys with china to the test. we got word from a senior administration official that mr. biden did say to the chinese that they don't, the u.s. does not recognize this zone. they don't accept it. they don't recognize it. it's going to be interesting to see how that play out. there will be a lot of testing involved. >> still in that general region, retired nba star dennis rodman is once again headed to nrk. rodman been help train the north korean basketball team later this month according to the company responsering his
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Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
-time mvp is now a defensive coordinator for the mississippi team. he helped coach a game against the gators, 14-7. >>> the seattle mariners hook the biggest fish in baseball's free agent pond. >> and it took one of the richest contracts in sports history. joe carter has more on the mega deal in the "bleacher report." it always stuns me how big these deals are. >> well, there's only a bigger deal in baseball. big coup for jay z. the rap star going agent. it's a huge home run for robinson cano. the former yankee is now headed to seattle. cano and the mariners yesterday reportedly have signed a deal, they've agreed on a ten-year $240 million contract. it's the third richest in history. anl only albert pujols and alex rodriguez have signed a bigger deal. don't feel bad for the yankees, though, they have reportedly reached a deal with outfielder carlos beltran. the yankees. -l pay $345 million over three years for him. not bad. this guy's been with six teams in his 17-year career. >>> in nfl news, the houston texans are looking for a new coach. the team fired gary kubiak on friday. houston lost
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Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
. >>> well, defense secretary chuck hagel is visiting u.s. troops today. during a surprise trip to afghanistan. he also met with afghan officials to discuss a security agreement which would allow some of the nato-led troops to stay in the country past 2014. the pact still hasn't been signed by afghan president hamid karzai, but hagel said that his afghan counterpart assured him the agreement would be reached in, quote, a timely manner. >>> well, the white house once said that president obama didn't know one of his uncles. turns out, he actually lived with him. briefly. is this a big deal? we'll tell you. that story next. we're aig. and we're here. to help secure retirements and protect financial futures. to help communities recover and rebuild. for companies going from garage to global. on the ground, in the air, even into space. we repaid every dollar america lent us. and gave america back a profit. we're here to keep our promises. to help you realize a better tomorrow. from the families of aig, happy holidays. life with crohn's disease ois a daily game of "what if's". what if
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Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
afghanistan. haggle is the first defense secretary to visit islamabad in nearly four years. >>> well, she was one of the people who knew him best. that lady there, nelson mandela's personal assistant talking about her last visit with the man so revered by his country. that's coming up next. peoi go to angie's listt for all kinds of reasons. to gauge whether or not the projects will be done in a timely fashion and within budget. angie's list members can tell you which provider is the best in town. you'll find reviews on everything from home repair to healthcare. now that we're expecting, i like the fact i can go onto angie's list and look for pediatricians. the service providers that i've found on angie's list actually have blown me away. find out why more than two million members count on angie's list. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why, at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes st
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Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
. but the suspicion around the sort of late 2000s that emerged in intelligence circles, in defense circles, was that as more of our lives migrate into massively multiple online role playing games like warcraft and others, more people would seek to use them as sort of online sanctuaries where you wouldn't think intelligence agencies like the nsa would be watching, so they could potentially discuss planning attacks like that. >> do we have any idea how many agents might be playing this game, these games, at any one time? >> i have some suspicion about people who have gone after me and totally poned me but no, we don't really have that suspicion. what we do have based on documents and based on subsequent reporting is that they collected quite a lot of data, that it wasn't targeted to particular individuals but was an opportunity as one of the documents describes the online role playing world. >> the xbox live console network has more than 48 million players. how many people possibly were unknowingly playing with spies? all of them? >> it's a great question and potentially, yes. we have a grea
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Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
of pay attention to here is this ro bust defense that you are hearing from both of these key lawmakers of the intelligence community and sort of the scrutiny that they have been under since a lot of these disclosures from edward snowden, the nsa leaker. you heard that intelligence is very necessary to thwart these attacks. >> all right, it's frightening. it's also confusing. the assumption is we are getting better not that the space outpacing our efforts. we will unveil more later in our show. thank you, we appreciate it. >>> two americans are detained in north korea. the white house is demanding their release. one is an 85-year-old korean war vet detained since october a. video released over the weekend shows merrill newman reading an apology for crimes against the state. let's bring in cnn's barbara starr. she's at the pentagon watching this situation what do you know? >> reporter: good morning, chris. swedish diplomats have been able to visit newman, but his family, of course, wants him home. >> i can understand that in u.s. and western countries there is misleading information and
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Dec 5, 2013 11:00am PST
, trials are very challenging. especially when there's this defense of consensual sex. it's going to be your word against his word. please be prepared. but to say your going to be raked over the coals because this is a famous football player is ridiculous. when you look at the case and exactly what the prosecutor said, the chief prosecutor, keep in mind he said when we bring cases, we have to, quote, have a reasonable likelihood of a conviction. what that tells me is perhaps they think something happened but they can't prove it, and that is the burden of a prosecutor. it's not what happened. it's what you can prove. when you look at the facts of the case, you're talking about a girl who says she had five to six shots of alcohol, whose memory was very broken. that in any circumstance, regardless of whether or not the suspect is a football player, a famous one, it is very difficult to prove a case like that. >> nevertheless, he's facing no charges. jamaal anderson, he is a red-shirt freshman. first year playing. if he were to win the heisman, we were saying johnny football was the f
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Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
sleeping, u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel was on a military transport headed for an unannounced trip to afghanistan. he landed in kabul earlier this morning. is he there to thank the u.s. troops for their service and training afghan training forces, and he'll meet with his afghan counterpart to see if afghan troops are able to defend their own country. >>> as the world mourns the death of nelson mandela, tributes to south africa's first black president are pouring in that could fill volumes. but poet and author maya angelou says one word really sums up his character and influence. we'll hear from her next. [ dr. ronit ] there's a lot of foods and drinks that have acids in them. raspberries, strawberries, working at your enamel, once it's gone, you can't get it back. i would recommend using pronamel. pronamel will help to reharden the enamel, i use that every day, twice a day, and i know that i am protected. the day building a play set begins with a surprise twinge of back pain... and a choice. take up to 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy.
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Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
or even call the north american aerospace defense command starting on christmas eve to track santa's movements around the world, just to make sure he gets to everybody. we've had a sneak peek at one of santa's test flights, and i want you to take a look at it. it couldn't be more militarized than this year. what do you see? he's got a couple of fighters on his tail. santa has full fighter and radar escort. now, you know, it looks very yen okay with us, but some child isvocacy groups are concerned they say the militarization of this longstanding tradition may have gone just a little bit too far. we have more of the sneak peek of santa's test flight. i want to you have a listen. >> this is for santa claus, code name, big red one. intel can confirm that jack frost and the abominable snowman will not be a threat during this test flight. santa is most definitely not a threat. >> so the military told us that they did make it a little more realistic, a little more of a military operation this year. they wanted people to see what they really do. but again, some advocacy groups say, look, t
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